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    Debian and iBook G4 wireless

    I have installed Debian Lenny on to an iBook G4 and was trying to get my wireless network to connect. I have troubleshooted some, but cannot seem to get it to work.

    The wireless card shows in network manager as wlan0 (though it does say it is a wired connection?), and if i use the network manager i can get an option to connect to a wireless network and put in the various details WEP etc. It just does not seem to connect, even when i remove the security settings on the router and try open access.

    I presume that the wireless card in the machine is somehow not installed as network manager does not show any available wireless routers even though there should be several.

    If anyone can point me in the right direction here, as i am at a bit of a loss

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    Network manager in lenny is a bit ropey with wireless connections. How comfy are you with the shell to do some digging around?

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    Looks like i have sorted it! Seems i needed some install called bcm43-fwcutter , that seems to have fixed my issue.

    Will post this shameless link to the guide i used for direction, though mine differed a little from the advice in that i only needed to "sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter" and it worked!

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=185174
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